After three episodes, The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants has become one of my favorite shows to watch. May it be the story of the breakout Ryan Vogelsong, Brian Wilson being Brian Wilson or the rookie Brandon Belt trying to make a name for himself in San Francisco.
The Franchise is Showtime's shot at making a show similar to HBO's newly cancelled, Hard Knocks, but Showtime's version has two major differences: it is following a baseball team rather than a football team and it actually follows the team during the season and not the lead up to the season.
The Giants are a team that have not let the cameras affect them and currently lead the NL West. The Giants make the show very interesting and make it a very enjoyable show to watch even if you're not a fan of the San Francisco Giants.
Some players just make the show a little more enjoyable than others. What we are watching is more than just watching a team.
It is heartwarming and funny at the same time, and it makes it even better that the team being followed are the World Series Champions and a team that look as if they will be returning to the playoffs this year.